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Louise Welsh

After Graduating from Glasgow University, Louise Welsh realised she had serious aspirations to become a novelist; these were at odds, however, with the need to earn a living. After setting up and running a second hand bookshop for most of her twenties, she composed The Cutting Room, obviously drawing from her experiences dealing with Glasgow’s colourful and eclectic community to create controversial yet realistic characters and bring them to life beautifully for her readers. This début novel was awarded the John Creasey Dagger and shared the Saltire First Book Award. It was also nominated for the Orange Prize and is included in the Stonewall honour book in the USA.

Her second book, Tamburlaine Must Die, was published in 2004 and received much critical acclaim; The Bullet Trick was published in July 2006. Her forth novel is the mystery thriller Naming the Bones, published in 2010.

Louise Welsh lives in Glasgow with her partner, the writer Zoë Strachan.

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